Taught course

Statistics

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Mathematics and Statistics
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

An undergraduate 2:1 degree (or equivalent) with a significant statistical element

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Statistics prepares students with a strong quantitative background for further postgraduate studies or a future career in the private sector.

Course highlights

  • The programme provides a wide range of advanced module choices across the School of Mathematics and Statistics.
  • Students are prepared to pursue research in statistics or to enter the commercial analysis market with a broader skill set.

Teaching format

The MSc in Statistics is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Mathematics and Statistics, which is well equipped with personal computers and laptops, a parallel computer and an on-site library.

The course consists of two semesters of taught courses followed by a dissertation (15,000 words) over the summer months. The available statistics modules consist of a mixture of traditional lecture courses with end of semester exams and short intense courses with a large proportion of continuous assessment.

Information for international students

A minimum of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7500
International students
£17090

https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations60
Written coursework / continuous assessment15
Dissertation25 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
maths-pgstats@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1334 462344